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FirstOnSite appoints industry veteran Brian Hughes as VP of Human Resources

September 9, 2019   by FirstOnSite Restoration

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MISSISAUGA, ON., September 10, 2019 – FirstOnSite Restoration, Canada’s leading independent disaster restoration services provider, has reinforced its employee-centric culture with the addition of Brian Hughes to its leadership team in the role of Vice President, Human Resources.

“Brian’s focus on people development, strategic planning and employee engagement will help drive our commitment to providing an exceptional employee experience,” said Dave Demos, CEO, FirstOnSite Restoration. “As we continue to grow and move toward our vision of global industry leadership, it is important that we help ensure our employees are supported and continue to thrive.”

Brian will lead the human resources department and business partner team, working closely with regional operations and Canadian corporate staff to provide a consistent and exceptional employee experience across Canada.

Brian is an award-winning industry veteran who has more than 20 years’ experience in human resources helping companies achieve organizational improvement and operational results.

“Choosing to join the FirstOnSite team was easy after experiencing firsthand the hardworking and positive atmosphere the company demonstrates and its pursuit towards creating the best employee experience possible,” said Hughes. “Our agenda is big, and our future is bright.”

Brian has developed a reputation as an enthusiastic and compassionate leader who strives to support a culture that drives employee growth and fosters community. His expertise will also contribute to supporting a constructive environment that continues to attract talented individuals.




About FirstOnSite Restoration

Founded in 2007 and based in Mississauga, ON, FirstOnSite Restoration Limited is one of the largest emergency restoration and reconstruction service providers in North America. FirstOnSite Restoration is a subsidiary of FirstService Corp. In 2016, FirstOnSite joined forces with Interstate Restoration, a leading disaster restoration services provider for commercial enterprises in the U.S.  With approximately 1,500 employees, FirstOnSite Restoration and Interstate assist property owners and businesses in recovering from fire, flood, natural and human-caused disasters.

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